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My Favorite French Author Is...

My favorite French Author is… Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:  WWII French combat pilot, killed in action in the Mediterranean Theater.  

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 305 more words

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Strange Writing Habits

A recent article on Medium.com highlights some of the quirks of the world’s greatest writers. The article gives us a quick look at some notable, if odd, characteristics of several authors that have made huge contributions to American Literature. 555 more words

Book Reviews, Articles And More

10 Rules for Writers From Maya Angelou

If you had the privilege of attending any of Maya Angelou’s speaking engagements, then you came away with much to think about. She remains one of the most quoted Americans, and many of her quotations speak to writers. 415 more words

The Twins of Embrellon - IV

Chapter 4
Jason and Lantana were preparing to leave the cave discovery with their Ranger Leader’s. The training was critical for any Guardian, and they were as prepared as they could be. 4,268 more words


Getting a thought into a storyline

When setting down to write your story, you should have an idea of where you want to go with it. Some stories, seem to write themselves, other stories takes planning, outlining, etc…, but all of them come from a thought. 256 more words


Paris Fantastique

Paris is a living, breathing, thriving art scene. Street faces are ever changing. Every fortnight, an anonymous fresco replaces another. So much is exposed, fleetingly, then disappears, covered and covered again. 2,684 more words


Domestic Goddess in Training

When I was thinking over which book I should write on first, I asked myself “What book do I come back to again and again, and has been a favorite of my collection for years?” … 555 more words